BREAKING: MGMT Cancel on Yale and Brown, Citing Ying-Yang Twins and Snoop Dogg

So it’s come to this. In the wake of intense speculation and excitement over their Ivy League double-header, MGMT shocked Brown and Yale minutes ago by announcing that they will not be playing either concert, objecting to the inclusion of infamously misogynistic artists on the rosters: the Ying Yang Twins at Yale and Snoop Dogg at Brown.

The electro-flower-children have long supported feminist causes since their time at Wesleyan, and were not willing to be introduced with lyrics including, but not limited to: “Beat that p-ssy up,” “wanna control these hoes …can’t control these hoes (no, no, no),” “I hate hoes, I hate hoes, I hate hoes,” “Forreal b-tch, don’t take the sh-t wrong / Thinking I’m nice I’ll break you jawbone,” and of course, “I can’t stand b-tches and hoes / ’cause a b-tch is a b-tch and a hoe gonna hoe.”

Contacted by IvyGate, the band’s manager Andrea Neustein commented,

Andrew and Ben are extremely sorry to disappoint their fans at at Yale and Brown, and hope to return in the future. But, at this exciting and taxing time–with the new album, Congratulations, on-sale April 13–the band is under pressure to accept gigs that will reflect well upon their characters and beliefs. MGMT’s support for feminist causes is unprecedented in rock music. The band is uncomfortable with the offensive content that Snoop Dogg and The Ying Yang Twinz [sic] employ for shock-value. As Ben has told me, “music that disrespects women is not cool, or fun, or anything.”  We will release an official announcement 11pm EST, April 1.

Ms. Neustein also cited MGMT’s continued monetary support of the feminist organization NOW, and chastised Yale’s Spring Fling Committee, in particular, for such an irresponsible choice. So there you have it. It’s not time to pretend after all. Personally, we’re a little surprised they didn’t object to Major Lazer at Brown…

  • y10

    i call april fool’s, although if MGMT did this they would have my full support.

  • y10

    i call april fool’s, although if MGMT did this they would have my full support.

  • y10

    i call april fool’s, although if MGMT did this they would have my full support.

  • Y11

    FUCK….

  • Y11

    FUCK….

  • Y11

    FUCK….

  • Yalie

    We at Yale were upset by the Spring Fling Committee’s choice as well, and hope the Ying Yang twins will be removed from the bill and MGMT will perform.

  • Yalie

    We at Yale were upset by the Spring Fling Committee’s choice as well, and hope the Ying Yang twins will be removed from the bill and MGMT will perform.

  • Yalie

    We at Yale were upset by the Spring Fling Committee’s choice as well, and hope the Ying Yang twins will be removed from the bill and MGMT will perform.

  • well played

    This is a hell of a lot better than the previous april fool’s post, and I totally did a double-take. Ya got me.

  • well played

    This is a hell of a lot better than the previous april fool’s post, and I totally did a double-take. Ya got me.

  • well played

    This is a hell of a lot better than the previous april fool’s post, and I totally did a double-take. Ya got me.

  • y11

    That said, I do wish this were true. It would serve the smug spring fling people right for booking the YYT, and maybe they’d boot them to keep MGMT.

  • y11

    That said, I do wish this were true. It would serve the smug spring fling people right for booking the YYT, and maybe they’d boot them to keep MGMT.

  • y11

    That said, I do wish this were true. It would serve the smug spring fling people right for booking the YYT, and maybe they’d boot them to keep MGMT.

  • Y’11

    You people need to get over yourselves. It’s extremely hard to find a good clean rap act that is accessible, well-known, and affordable. Maybe you should be protesting the rap music industry instead of a group of people trying to put on a good show with the limited amount of resources available to them. I for one am a female who loves Ying Yang twins. There were definitely more questionable choices the committee could have made: Trina or Nicki Minaj anyone? Not only are they rap arists who use extremely vulgar lyrics with regards to women and sex… but GASPPP!!.. they are actually WOMENNNN.

  • Y’11

    You people need to get over yourselves. It’s extremely hard to find a good clean rap act that is accessible, well-known, and affordable. Maybe you should be protesting the rap music industry instead of a group of people trying to put on a good show with the limited amount of resources available to them. I for one am a female who loves Ying Yang twins. There were definitely more questionable choices the committee could have made: Trina or Nicki Minaj anyone? Not only are they rap arists who use extremely vulgar lyrics with regards to women and sex… but GASPPP!!.. they are actually WOMENNNN.

  • Y’11

    You people need to get over yourselves. It’s extremely hard to find a good clean rap act that is accessible, well-known, and affordable. Maybe you should be protesting the rap music industry instead of a group of people trying to put on a good show with the limited amount of resources available to them. I for one am a female who loves Ying Yang twins. There were definitely more questionable choices the committee could have made: Trina or Nicki Minaj anyone? Not only are they rap arists who use extremely vulgar lyrics with regards to women and sex… but GASPPP!!.. they are actually WOMENNNN.

  • D’12

    the t shirt photoshop is not that bad, either. well played

  • D’12

    the t shirt photoshop is not that bad, either. well played

  • D’12

    the t shirt photoshop is not that bad, either. well played

  • heh…

    another good prank would have been to write a music review saying they make good music and not just infectious noise.

  • heh…

    another good prank would have been to write a music review saying they make good music and not just infectious noise.

  • Penn ’12

    The DP did this better last year with their joke issue, having Akon “drop out” of our Fling concert…nice try though

  • Penn ’12

    The DP did this better last year with their joke issue, having Akon “drop out” of our Fling concert…nice try though

  • Penn ’12

    The DP did this better last year with their joke issue, having Akon “drop out” of our Fling concert…nice try though

  • b11

    if you go to brown and you aren’t down with this, fuck you.

  • b11

    if you go to brown and you aren’t down with this, fuck you.

  • b11

    if you go to brown and you aren’t down with this, fuck you.

  • CU

    didn’t think it was possible, but i love them even more now

  • CU

    didn’t think it was possible, but i love them even more now

  • CU

    didn’t think it was possible, but i love them even more now

  • CU ’12

    wait if this is true why did i just see snoop dogg and mgmt at brown this weekend

  • CU ’12

    wait if this is true why did i just see snoop dogg and mgmt at brown this weekend

  • CU ’12

    wait if this is true why did i just see snoop dogg and mgmt at brown this weekend

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